Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in Mid-America.

Illinois 

Nobu Hotel Chicago is now officially open for business. Centrally located in the West Loop, the new hotel features 115 guest rooms and suites that blend modern luxury with minimal Japanese tradition.

Helming from world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, the Nobu Hotel concept is a curated individual experience where every property is different.

At Nobu Hotel Chicago, guests can truly immerse themselves in a culinary experience through the hotel’s signature Nobu restaurant on the ground floor, which offers the world-famous Nobu cuisine, such as Black Cod Miso and Rock Shrimp Tempura. The restaurant is currently closed but has plans to open its doors soon. Those looking for more options can try the Sushi Bar under the mezzanine level and The Rooftop for views of the city’s skyline and “Restaurant Row.”


Nobu Hotel Chicago

Nobu Hotel Chicago is minutes away from the city’s top attractions and offers 3, 398 square feet of flexible event space for private social functions and corporate meetings. On the 10th floor, ballrooms offer views of the Chicago skyline and can host up to 150 guests.

The hotel also offers private dining rooms separate from but connected to the main area, allowing guests to experience the energy of the hotel’s restaurant while enjoying privacy.

Ohio

The 120-room Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Columbus opened in June and is a quick drive to all the city has to offer.

Located nine miles from John Glenn Columbus International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Columbus, the Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Columbus New Albany offers guests convenient access to the Ohio Expo Center, Nationwide Arena, Ohio State University and Stadium, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.


Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Columbus New Albany

Hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, a complimentary shuttle, fitness center, business services, and two meeting rooms. The two meeting rooms include 988 square feet of total event space that can accommodate up to 80 people. Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Columbus New Albany also offers a large outdoor patio with fire pits and a water feature ideal for hosting events.

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Minnesota

Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently opened the Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis, once known as the Minneapolis Athletic Club. The 154-room upscale lifestyle hotel with 22 suites is centrally located in the heart of the city and features a contemporary design that pays homage to the hotel’s history, which spans back to the early-1900s.

Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis
Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis

Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis offers direct access to an 11-mile, temperature-controlled skyway system and is just thirteen miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Its centric location connects travelers to popular attractions like the US Bank Stadium, First Avenue, Target Center and Target Field.

The new hotel offers a 7,000-square-foot fitness center with an indoor running track, a lobby bar and SIX15, a restaurant that connects guests to the history of the Minneapolis Athletic Club with a focus on healthy options.

Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis offers more than 6,900 square feet of customizable function space. Located on the fifth and sixth floors, the flexible function space accommodates events and meetings of up to 200 attendees with six meeting rooms.

The 82-room Fairfield by Marriott hotel located in Brooklyn Center is welcoming guests as of July 1. Situated next to the historic Earle Brown Heritage Center and eight miles from downtown Minneapolis, the Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Minneapolis North offers guests convenient access to The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Minneapolis North
Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Minneapolis North

The hotel’s new decor aims to provide guests with a feeling of calm while traveling. Rooms were designed with the modern traveler in mind, allowing for productivity on the road without overcomplicating the guestroom. 

Additional hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor patio with a fire pit, a fitness center, business services and 528 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 36 people.

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